Celtic Thunder

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Is a singing group composed of male soloists who perform both solo and ensemble numbers. Celtic Thunder debuted in August 2007 at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland.   They are accompanied by the Celtic Concert Orchestra, formerly under the direction of Phil Coulter and currently David Munro, the musical director of the group.

Since the group’s formation, Celtic Thunder has released eight albums: Celtic Thunder, Act Two, Take Me Home, It’s Entertainment, Christmas, Heritage, Storm, and Voyage as well as eight live performances on DVD entitled Celtic Thunder: The Show, Take Me Home, It’s Entertainment!, Christmas, Heritage, Storm, Voyage and Voyage II

In December 2009, Billboard magazine named Celtic Thunder Top World Album Artist. Their first three albums also placed in the Top 10 for World Albums.

Celtic Thunder is known for its eclectic style with songs ranging from a soloist to an ensemble focus. The group is backed by the Celtic Thunder Band on their concert tours, and their live shows are known for the use of dramatic effects via lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway suggestive of those referenced in Celtic lore.

In March 2009, Celtic Thunder opened the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, and later that day performed for President Obama, Michelle Obama and the then Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, at the White House.

On August 21, 2011, Damian McGinty announced on The Glee Project‘s Live Viewing Party, that he would be stepping down due to his new role on Glee.

 

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